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Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas by [Pingk, Rubin]
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From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2—When little ninja Yukio is denied an epic snowball fight on Christmas Eve because all the other little ninjas are on their best behavior in anticipation of Santa's arrival, he decides Santa must be chased away from Ninja Village. Yukio carefully plans his ambush and tricks the other ninjas into helping him run off the mysterious stranger in red, who then reappears as a samurai leading an army of snowball-wielding snowmen. An epic battle ensues. However, at the end, Yukio realizes he may have ruined Christmas for his ninja friends with his trick…but no, the snow battle turns out to have been Samurai Santa's holiday gift to Yukio all along. Digitally rendered illustrations give a flavor of more formal Japanese art mixed in with Sunday comics, which mashes up nicely with the Saturday matinee-tinged text that just begs to be performed in a reader's most dramatic voice. VERDICT A super fun holiday read-aloud that should delight little ninjas everywhere.—Mara Alpert Los Angeles Public Library

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“[This] Christmas story will appeal to kids interested in ninjas and samurais and, of course, to any kids who like an epic snowball fight.” (Kirkus Reviews)

A mischievous littleninja scares Santa away and then receives an unexpected gift in the form of ahuge snowball fight. The young ninja, Yukio, wants to stage a snowball battleon Christmas Eve, but all the other ninjas are staying home and behaving sothey will receive their presents from Santa. Yukio doesn't care about presents,so he uses ninja tactics to sneak up on Santa and startle him by ringing ahuge, noisy gong and rallying the other ninjas to scare away the intruder. Whena mysterious samurai arrives with an army of snowmen, all the little ninjas dobattle with the snowmen in an "epic snowball fight," just as Yukiohad wanted, though the samurai disappears. On Christmas morning Yukio isworried that he has ruined Christmas for all the other ninjas, but everyonegets Christmas gifts from Santa. Yukio receives a snowman's hat and carrot noseand a letter from Samurai Santa indicating that the snowman battle was hisspecial gift. Computer-generated illustrations use a limited palette of black,red, white, and soft gray, with the text set in a casual, modern typeface. Alarge format with landscape orientation provides plenty of room for theninja-snowman battle scenes and the resolution on Christmas morning. The textnever addresses the question of how these feudal Japanese assassins came tobelieve in Santa in the first place. This unusual if culturally hegemonicChristmas story will appeal to kids interested in ninjas and samurais and, ofcourse, to any kids who like an epic snowball fight. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews September 1, 2015)

Yukio is a dutifulninja, but all he wants for Christmas is an “epic” snowball fight with hisbrethren. (They refuse, not wanting to end up on Santa’s “naughty” list.)Determined “to run Santa out of Ninja Village,” Yukio sounds the alarm whenSanta arrives; the young ninjas successfully chase off the “intruder,” who issoon replaced by a mysterious samurai with a snowman army—giving Yukio hissnowball fight after all. A muted red-and-blue palette, exuberantly playful typography,and some Crouching Tiger–worthy action sequences (“Ninjas and snowmenclashed!!!” writes Pingk as the opposing forces fly toward each other across asnowy field) combine to create a frenzied, fun, and nontraditional Christmastale. It’s an impressively disciplined debut for Pingk and, just as important,a blast to read. (Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW* September 14, 2015)

"A super fun holiday read-aloud that should delight little ninjas everywhere." (School Library Journal)

"[A] frenzied, fun, and nontraditional Christmas tale. It’s an impressively disciplined debut for Pingk and, just as important, a blast to read." (Publishers Weekly [STARRED REVIEW])

"[M]ajor points to Pingk for his digital art, with its simple, bold limited palette and seamlessly integrated red or white lettering that can render any scene ‘EPIC!!!'" (Horn Book)

It’s hard to be a ninja when no one will join your snowball fight for fear of landing on Santa’s naughty list. There’s only one thing for Yukio to do: trick his fellow ninjas into chasing the “bright red intruder” away. They think they’re successful when the interloper disappears—but here comes a snowball-fighting samurai, complete with snowman army, and the desired snowball fight ensues after all. No points for guessing the samurai’s identity, but major points to Pingk for his digital art, with its simple, bold limited palette and seamlessly integrated red or white lettering that can render any scene “EPIC!!!” (The Horn Book October 6, 2015)

It's Christmas Eve in a little mountain townwith Seussian trees and "Yukio had never seen such BIG snowflakes. Theyseemed full of magic." He decides to round up his fellow ninjas for anepic snowball fight, but they all say "NO!" because they want to stayon Santa's good list. Yukio is not happy with Santa's fun-crushing influence.That night, he decides to run Santa out of Ninja Village. When he spots Santa,he wakes everyone up with a loud gong and they all chase "the bright redintruder" off. The next thing he knows, a Samurai appears with an army ofsnowmen, and an epic snowball fight erupts between them and the ninjas. Hey,isn't that what Yukio wanted for Christmas? But... did they chase Santa offbefore he could deliver gifts to the village? Rubin Pingk's dynamic, stylishred, gray and black artwork captures this clever story of over-hasty action andhappy endings, making for a "Very Ninja Christmas" indeed. (Shelf-Awareness Pro November 18, 2015)

"Rubin Pingk's dynamic, stylish red, gray and black artwork captures this clever story of over-hasty action and happy endings, making for a "Very Ninja Christmas" indeed." (Shelf-Awareness Pro)


Product details

  • File Size: 14497 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 22, 2015
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TBKYJHU
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